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Seeing as I'm getting married at the end of the month, I'm going to set a wedding related question:

 

It's traditional for the bride to give favours away, they used to be 5 sugared almonds.

 

What is the meaning of the five almonds??

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Seeing as I'm getting married at the end of the month, I

 

 

Congratulations! :lol::lol::lol:

 

What is the meaning of the five almonds??

 

...sorry, not a clue :D

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What is the meaning of the five almonds??

Happiness, health, wealth, fertility and a loooooooooong life!

 

My uni flatmate went on to publish work on (among other things) wedding customs :lol:

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Thanks, and best of luck on your big day!

 

Ok, simple one this evening ...

 

harbour.jpg

 

Name that harbour ...

 

One of the very few bits of Coastline on the South Coast that I recognise is Hengistbury Head. So my Guess would be Christchurch, rather than Bournemouth.

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I actually knew an answer - I've been quietly following this since it started! :laughing:

 

Mind you, am I supposed to wait for the Ding from Dorsetgal?

 

My question:

 

Name the two grounds in England that have staged both International Football and Cricket Test matches. Both are still used for one or the other.

 

Hopefully it'll get answered quickly because I'm likely to be away from a PC over the weekend, hopefully picking up my hundredth cache among other things.

Then again, SP could ding for me. :laughing:

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I actually knew an answer - I've been quietly following this since it started! :laughing:

 

Mind you, am I supposed to wait for the Ding from Dorsetgal?

 

My question:

 

Name the two grounds in England that have staged both International Football and Cricket Test matches. Both are still used for one or the other.

 

Hopefully it'll get answered quickly because I'm likely to be away from a PC over the weekend, hopefully picking up my hundredth cache among other things.

Then again, SP could ding for me. :laughing:

The Oval is one, no idea about the other though :laughing:

I'll have a guess at Trent Bridge?

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The Oval is one, no idea about the other though :laughing:

I'll have a guess at Trent Bridge?

 

First one correct. Not the second I'm afraid.

I expected the other one to be a little harder.

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Woohoo! I've beaten Nediam for once!!

 

It's Bawnmuff.

 

I hesitate to ask, in case I'm being dim, but what's Bawnmuff ?

 

Note to Forester: Firefox 2 has spellcheck capabilities so you can make sure you spell nationalities, countries and place names correctly!

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Woohoo! I've beaten Nediam for once!!

 

It's Bawnmuff.

 

I hesitate to ask, in case I'm being dim, but what's Bawnmuff ?

 

Note to Forester: Firefox 2 has spellcheck capabilities so you can make sure you spell nationalities, countries and place names correctly!

 

Great link to flashearth though! lets you switch from google maps to microsoft virtual earth etc. great for comparing aerial photos for the same place from different sources.

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I actually knew an answer - I've been quietly following this since it started! :laughing:

 

Mind you, am I supposed to wait for the Ding from Dorsetgal?

 

My question:

 

Name the two grounds in England that have staged both International Football and Cricket Test matches. Both are still used for one or the other.

 

Hopefully it'll get answered quickly because I'm likely to be away from a PC over the weekend, hopefully picking up my hundredth cache among other things.

Then again, SP could ding for me. :laughing:

 

OK I'll go for the Oval and The Valley, Durham's home ground.

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The Oval and Bramhall Lane, Sheffield??

 

I'll guess my home county:

 

The Oval & Headingley

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The Oval and Bramhall Lane, Sheffield??

 

The DING goes to SlytherinAlex (Though there's no 'H')

REALLY going back! - 1883 for an England Scotland game (Scotland won 3-2) and 1902 for an England - Australia Test. Of course even then the Aussies won. Bramall Lane is quite a historic ground - It held the first floodlit game, and if not the first, certainly one of the earliest Radio commentaries and also one of the first televised games.

 

Us unitedites really have to cling desperately to SOMETHING!

 

over to you Alex

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I remember going to Bramall Lane as a kid to watch footie. The football stadium was three sided with the cricket pitch on the fourth side. Very strange.

 

So staying with football, here's one straight out of a pub quiz that I did once.

 

Name all the suffixes of teams in the Football League.

 

ie, Town, United, City etc... When I did this a few years back I think there were 23 or 24, but with new sides`coming out of the Conference that may have increased. (Harriers)

 

Have a go, some of them aren't obvious without looking them up, which of course you aren't allowed to do in this quiz. :laughing:

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1) Town

2) City

3) Argyle

4) Rovers

5) United

6) Harriers

7) Academicals?

8) Wednesday

9) Rangers

10) Hotspur?

11)Wonderers

12)Villa

13)Celtic

14)Athletic

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Quick office poll produced:

 

1) Town

2) United

3) City

4) NorthEnd

5) Argyle

6) Rovers

7) Albion

8) Town

9) Athletic

10) Wednesday

11) Hotspur

12) Forest

13) County

14) Alexander

15) Palace

16) Rangers

17) Orient

18) Wanderers

19) Villa

 

Edit:

20) Stanley

21) Dons

Edited by rutson

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Quick office poll produced:

 

1) Town

2) United

3) City

4) NorthEnd

5) Argyle

6) Rovers

7) Albion

8) Town

9) Athletic

10) Wednesday

11) Hotspur

12) Forest

13) County

14) Alexander

15) Palace

16) Rangers

17) Orient

18) Wanderers

19) Villa

 

Edit:

20) Stanley

21) Dons

For Preston I would have accepted just End, and there is a spelling mistake in at leat one of your answers. :laughing:

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Maybe:

 

1) Town

2) United

3) City

4) End

5) Argyle

6) Rovers

7) Albion

8) Town

9) Athletic

10) Wednesday

11) Hotspur

12) Forest

13) County

14) Alexandra

15) Palace

16) Rangers

17) Orient

18) Wanderers

19) Villa

20) Stanley

21) Dons

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OK here goes, but I'm a bit unsure if some of them count..

 

1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Harriers,

5. Rangers

6. Wanderers,

7. Wednesday,

8. Athletic,

9. Albion,

10. Argyle,

11. Thistle,

12. Academical,

13. North End,

14. Stanley,

15. Vale,

16. Hotspur,

17. Forest,

18. Ham,

19. Villa,

20. Rovers,

21. Dons,

22. County,

23. Alexandra,

24. Palace,

25. Orient,

26. F.C. - more than a bit iffy I know :)

 

Edit for poor spelling :laughing:

Edited by Nediam

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Name all the suffixes of teams in the Football League.

 

ie, Town, United, City etc... When I did this a few years back I think there were 23 or 24, but with new sides`coming out of the Conference that may have increased. (Harriers)

 

 

BTW - Wolverhampton Wanderers is the longest football club name in England :laughing:

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Harriers,

5. Rangers

6. Wanderers,

7. Wednesday,

8. Athletic,

9. Albion,

10. Argyle,

11. Palace

12. Orient

13. North End,

14. Stanley,

15. Vale,

16. Hotspur,

17. Forest,

18. Ham,

19. Villa,

20. Rovers,

21. Dons,

22. County,

23. Alexandra

 

 

:laughing:

Edited by Dorsetgal & GeoDog

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Harriers,

5. Rangers

6. Wanderers,

7. Wednesday,

8. Athletic,

9. Albion,

10. Argyle,

11. Palace

12. Orient

13. North End,

14. Stanley,

15. Vale,

16. Hotspur,

17. Forest,

18. Ham,

19. Villa,

20. Rovers,

21. Dons,

22. County,

23. Alexandra

 

 

:laughing:

Hold on - re-counting

 

Yes, both Nediam and Dorsetgal have too many, and Rutson is short.

 

a.

 

a.

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:laughing:

 

Hold on - re-counting

 

Yes, both Nediam and Dorsetgal have too many, and Rutson is short.

 

a.

 

a.

Have I and Dorsetgal mentioned all the teams and you want us to eliminate a few or are we missing one or two?

 

And, does Rutson having "Town" twice have any relevance? :)

 

 

Any chance of a hint as to what the number of teams is? Please Sir, Please :):):)

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Have I and Dorsetgal mentioned all the teams and you want us to eliminate a few or are we missing one or two?

 

Any chance of a hint as to what the number of teams is? Please Sir, Please :):):laughing:

Well if you ditch the Scottish teams you might be in with a shout.

 

a.

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Re-evaluation around the office gives:

 

1 Albion

2 Alexandra

3 Argyle

4 Athletic

5 City

6 County

7 Dons

8 End

9 Forest

10 Ham

11 Harriers

12 Hotspur

13 Orient

14 Palace

15 Rangers

16 Rovers

17 Stanley

18 Town

19 United

20 Vale

21 Villa

22 Wanderers

23 Wednesday

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OK here goes (again), but I'm a bit unsure if some of them count..

 

1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Harriers,

5. Rangers

6. Wanderers,

7. Wednesday,

8. Athletic,

9. Albion,

10. Argyle,

11. North End,

12. Stanley,

13. Vale,

14. Hotspur,

15. Forest,

16. Ham,

17. Villa,

18. Rovers,

19. Dons,

20. County,

21. Alexandra,

22. Palace,

23. Orient,

24. F.C. - more than a bit iffy I know :)

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Harriers as in Kidderminster are no longer league and therefore do not count at the moment.

Bradford Park Avenue suffering the same fate....relegation to the depths of non league football.

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Alexandra

5. Rangers

6. Wanderers,

7. Wednesday,

8. Athletic,

9. Albion,

10. Argyle,

11. Palace

12. Orient

13. North End,

14. Stanley,

15. Vale,

16. Hotspur,

17. Forest,

18. Ham,

19. Villa,

20. Rovers,

21. Dons,

22. County,

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Not Ham either as its West Ham United (hope there is not another one)

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Rangers

5. Wanderers,

6. Wednesday,

7. Athletic,

8. Albion,

9. Argyle,

10. North End,

11. Stanley,

12. Vale,

13. Hotspur,

14. Forest,

15. Villa,

16. Rovers,

17. Dons,

18. County,

19. Alexandra,

20. Palace,

21. Orient,

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Rangers

5. Wanderers,

6. Wednesday,

7. Athletic,

8. Albion,

9. Argyle,

10. North End,

11. Stanley,

12. Vale,

13. Hotspur,

14. Forest,

15. Villa,

16. Rovers,

17. Dons,

18. County,

19. Alexandra,

20. Palace,

21. Orient,

 

That looks about right. :)

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1. Town,

2. United,

3. City,

4. Rangers

5. Wanderers,

6. Wednesday,

7. Athletic,

8. Albion,

9. Argyle,

10. North End,

11. Stanley,

12. Vale,

13. Hotspur,

14. Forest,

15. Villa,

16. Rovers,

17. Dons,

18. County,

19. Alexandra,

20. Palace,

21. Orient,

 

That looks about right. :cry:

 

I would say Palace is a bit iffy? isn't it a place name?

 

Mike

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And now for something completely different.........

 

The image below is a Magic Eye picture. It has a hidden, 3D image in it. All you have to do is tell me what that hidden image is :cry: If you are not sure as to how to look at the image feel free to Google Magic Eye, you should find some info on it ;)

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